Manchester Mechanics Centre
103 Princess Street
(Major Street entrance)
Join us for the National Refugee Women's Conference, this time in Manchester, to build solidarity, energy and action.
There will be music, dancing and performance to lift your hearts. Speakers include:
Kate Green MP (Labour)
Shami Chakrabarti, shadow attorney general for England and Wales and former director of Liberty
Aderonke Apata, Nigerian LGBT activist who recently won her 13-year battle for asylum
Mariam Yusuf and Farhat Khan from WAST Manchester
Natasha Walter and Marchu Girma from Women for Refugee Women
Refugee and asylum seeking women and supporters will come together to discuss:
1. The campaign against detention: where now? Since 2014, the campaign against detaining asylum seeking women in the UK has been strong. How do we push forwards to create genuine change?
2. Destitution: what can we do? More and more asylum seeking and refugee women are being left destitute due to refusal of support. Let’s map out how we can move forwards and campaign on this issue.
3. Solidarity: how can we build a stronger network for refugee women? Particularly, let’s do some imaginative work around International Women’s Day 2018 to take action to end destitution and detention.
Further speakers will be announced soon.
Everyone is welcome to come along, learn and help us to build a fairer and more inclusive future.
Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) Manchester is a grassroots group for women who have sought safety in the UK to share their experiences, support one another and fight for their rights. They also raise awareness about the issues that force women to seek international protection and the effects of the injustices of the UK immigration system. Twitter
Women for Refugee Women's mission is to ensure that women and children seeking asylum in the UK are treated with justice and dignity. They aim to empower women who seek refuge here to speak for themselves wherever possible and to use the media, public events and lobbying opportunities to communicate their experiences. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram